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3DS continues Japanese hardware sales dominance

PSP outsells Vita thanks to new Gundam

Nintendo's vice grip on Japan's hardware market is as strong as ever with 3DS dominating charts for another week.

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3DS took the top two spots in the Japanese hardware charts for the week ending September 30, with the XL (aka 3DS LL) topping 55,000 and the regular model passing 24,000, according to Media Create figures.

Their combined sales of over 80,000 units slaughtered the next nearest competitor, the PSP, which at 23,000 sales has once again outsold its 14,000-selling successor the Vita thanks to the release of software chart-topper SD Gundam G Generation Overworld.

The Gundam-loving Japanese snapped up almost 210,000 copies of that title last week, forcing Dead or Alive 5 to settle for second with 66,000 sales.

Full Japanese charts for the week ending September 30 below (courtesy of Gematsu).

Software, All-formats:

1)[PSP] SD Gundam G Generation Overworld (Namco Bandai, 09/27/12) - 209,815 (New)
2)[PS3] Dead or Alive 5 (Tecmo Koei, 09/27/12) - 66,586 (New)
3)[3DS] Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode (Nintendo, 09/27/12) - 65,908 (New)
4)[PSV] Ys: Foliage Ocean in Celceta (Falcom, 09/27/12) - 42,146 (New)
5)[3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) - 36,607 (1,187,078)
6)[PS3] Sleeping Dogs (Square Enix, 09/27/12) - 17,580 (New)
7)[PSP] Love, Election, and Chocolate Portable (Kadokawa Games, 09/27/12) - 16,743 (New)
8)[PSP] Final Fantasy III (Square Enix, 09/20/12) - 16,702 (61,574)
9)[PSV] Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable Double Enlistment Pack (D3 Publisher, 07/27/12) - 14,827 (New)
10)[360] Dead or Alive 5 (Tecmo Koei, 09/27/12) - 14,811 (New)
11)[3DS] New Egokoro Classroom (Nintendo, 09/13/12) - 13,722 (68,392)
12)[NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2 (Pokemon, 06/23/12) - 13,427 (2,777,159)
13)[PSV] Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable (D3 Publisher, 07/27/12) - 12,952 (New)
14)[3DS] Medabots 7 Kabuto Ver. / Kuwaga Ver. (Rocket Company, 09/13/12) - 9,352 (76,529)
15)[3DS] Run For Money: Flee from the Greatest Hunters in History! (Namco Bandai, 07/05/12) - 9,066 (160,527)
16)[PS3] Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (Spike Chunsoft, 09/20/12) - 8,757 (29,452)
17)[PS3] Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Namco Bandai, 09/13/12) - 7,468 (87,338)
18)[3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Chibi Dragon and the Mysterious Orb (Namco Bandai, 07/12/12) - 7,406 (222,374)
19)[Wii] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online (Square Enix, 08/02/12) - 6,655 (562,746)
20)[3DS] Demon Training (Nintendo, 07/28/12) - 6,487 (168,807)

Hardware (last previous week in parenthesis)

1)3DS LL - 55,353 (35,206)
2)3DS - 24,822 (26,176)
3)PSP - 23,061 (14,921)
4)PlayStation Vita - 14,469 (9,295)
5)PlayStation 3 - 8,935 (11,440)
6)Wii - 5,421 (5,742)
7)PS2 - 1,103 (1,014)
8)Xbox 360 - 742 (748)
9)DSi LL - 429 (516)
10)DSi - 365 (504)

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